GFMC: International Forest Fire News No. 23 – December 2000


Global Fire Monitoring Center

Forest Fire

No. 23 – December 2000

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GTZ-Special on Wildland Fire

Editorial I Editorial II

PART I Fire Policies – “Shaping the institutional Frameworks”

Global Fire Issues

After the Fires in East Kalimantan/Indonesia – Forest Policy Challenged to Support Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

Fire in Indonesia and the Integrated Forest Fire Management Project – IFFM Integrated Fire Management – The Mongolia Experience

Bushfire Monitoring and Management

PART II Fire Management “Mitigating the Impact”

Fire Damages in East Kalimantan in 1997-98 Related to Land Use – ERS-SAR Inventory Results

A Fire Information System for East Kalimantan

The Use of Simple Fire Danger Rating Systems as a Tool for Early Warning in Forestry

Fire Prevention in East Kalimantan

Rehabilitation of Fire-affected Forests in East Kalimantan

Prevention and Control of Forest Fires in the Nature Conservation Area Rio Doce in Minas Gerais

Forest Fire Fighting Equipment. What to Buy?

The Ethiopia Fire Emergency between February and April 2000

Part III Fire and People “Safeguarding Livehoods”

The Culture of Fire on southern Africa on example of Lesotho and Madagascar

Wildfires in the Andean Patagonia Region of Argentina

Community-based Wildfire Management in Mongolia

Twelve Fire Management Centres at District Level within the Province of East Kalimantan

The Impact of Fire on Native Vegetation – The Example of the Cool-Temperate Forest in Patagonia

The 1997-98 Air Pollution Episode in Southeast Asia Generated by Vegetation Fires in Indonesia

Country Notes

Cyprus: The Forest Fire Situation in Cyprus

Greece: Fire Situation in Greece

Italy: Fires in Summer 2000

Lebanon: Fire Situation in Lebanon

USA: Prescribed Fire Training in Florida – The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC)

Research & Technology

Belarus: An Automated Remote Infrared and Television System for Forest Fire and Ecological Monitoring

France: GAMMA-EC: Gaming and MultiMedia Applications for Environmental Crisis Management Training

Portugal: Project Eagle – A Pilot Project on Forest Fire Detection in Central Portugal
GESTOSA 2000 – Experimental Fires in Shrub Vegetation in Central Portugal

South Africa: Firehawk™ – Electronic Forest Fire Detection and Management System

Russian Federation: TV Systems for Early Detection of Forest Fires in Leningrad Region

In Memoriam

Meetings Planned for 2000

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